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Dell:
Precision - Very powerful desktop replacements - great warranty, ridiculously expensive - Usually overpriced or overkill

Latitude - Good Laptops - Great warranty! Highly recommended for any Business environment - Sometimes expensive.

Vostro  - Lower end Business Machines - Better Priced - still durable - Usually 1 Year warranty.

XPS - The nicer looking dell machines, Some are better than others...

Inspiron - YMMV Every model is different

(Plain) Insprion Series - Dells lowest end laptop
(R) Insprion Series - Perfect Home use, dependable, decent build quality, recommended
(Z) Insprion Series - A little slimmer than the R series, Some are Ultrabooks (Very often don't include Optical Drives)

HP:

Spectre - Top of the line personal (dragonfly is the top of the line for business) - lightest laptops, and beautiful!

Pavilion - YMMV (Some better than others)

Probook - Stable durable business systems - Usually a little on the heavy side.

Elitebook - Business Higher end systems, usually pretty expensive

ENVY - Used to be the HP sleek and nicer systems, they pretty much replaced most of the standard pavilions now and call them either ENVY or sleekbooks

Sleekbook - like it sounds slimmer line of laptops

Lenovo:

Thinkpad Series - Very Dependable Business Machine, Expensive (Not Pretty but Durable)

IdeaPad Series -

S Series
U Series - Usually the slimmer line Ultrabooks, Doesn't always include DVD Drive
Y Series - Nice machines with good specs and features (Cool Backlit Keyboards)
Z Series - Step up from the G Series, all around decent build, priced nicely, great home use laptop
G Series - Lower end

Samsung:

Series 3
Series 5
Series 7
Series 9 - The nicest, sleekest looking laptops I've seen in a long time - Can pass for a Macbook!!


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A great post by caliheat:
I believe that there are many factors when deciding what laptop to purchase.
1) What is your intended use and necessary features. e.g. light use vs. heavy use & optical drive, computer speed etc.
2) As mentioned several times in this thread, RAM itself is very easy to upgrade after you purchase.
3) Brand - IMHO this is pretty important as well - which do your prefer vs. which brand do people recommend.
4) Price - you should decide a price range that best suits your needs.
5) Operating System - Many people like myself prefer Windows 7 vs. 8.1, so this would be another consideration.
6) Warranty - does it include 1 year or more, cost for extending warranty.
7) Detailed Specs:
  Processor  - model and speed i3, i5, & i7 2.0 Ghz, 3.0 Ghz etc.
  RAM - This IMHO should be minimum 8GB, especially if running 8.1, however can be added easily.
  Hard Drive - SATA vs. SSD, the latter being much faster. SATA itself offers 5400 RPM vs. 7200 RPM again, the latter being faster.
  Screen Size - this is a personal preference as you can always attach a larger screen in an office setting.
  Battery & Weight - overall laptop weight preference & battery life.
  Graphics - Integrated graphics vs. dedicated graphics, e.g. Intel 4400 vs. Nvidia GTX etc.

In summary, you have to decide what are you priorities, what can be upgraded and what you are flexible on.



Excellent article about the differences between the Intel processor suffixes.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021, updated for holidays 2023

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4800 on: November 30, 2013, 05:07:58 PM »
pretty big screen. is this a good deal? its an i3
I think it's a great deal.  You can wait till motza'sh in NY for DH's opinion.
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Tigerdirect--> Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Laptop, Intel Core i7, 4GB, 500GB - $579.99
« Reply #4801 on: November 30, 2013, 06:24:39 PM »
TigerDirect has the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531 688528U Intel Core i7-3632QM Quad-Core Ivy Bridge 15.6" Notebook Computer for a low $599.99 Free Shipping. Get an extra $20 off $100 when you checkout with V.me Checkout by Visa which brings the price to $579.99

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4802 on: November 30, 2013, 06:26:36 PM »
HP Pavilion 17.3" Laptop w/ i3, 750GB HDD, 4GB RAM, HD 4600, Win 8

17.3" LED Back-lit LCD HD Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
Intel Core i3-4000M 4th Gen Dual-core 2.4Ghz Processor (3MB L3 Cache)
4GB DDR3 Memory (Up to 8GB)
750GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports and 1 USB 2.0 Port
Intel HD 4600 Graphics
6.4 Pounds
6-Cell Li-Ion Battery
Windows 8
1 Year Warranty
$399

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/2854029.p?id=1219079079760&skuId=2854029&st=2854029&cp=1&lp=1
looks similar to this one  http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-17-E046US-17-inch-Laptop/product_286737

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4805 on: November 30, 2013, 06:49:35 PM »
Is this a good deal?

http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDP/Dell-Inspiron-15z-Touchscreen-Laptop/productID.288325300

Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop
15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
6 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD
Up to 7 hours battery life
This PC can be updated to Windows 8.1 for free at the Windows store.
Now $499.00
was  $849.00

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4806 on: November 30, 2013, 06:50:31 PM »
Was $399 last week which was awesome! Hopefully they will bring it down again for cyber monday

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4807 on: November 30, 2013, 06:55:19 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4809 on: November 30, 2013, 07:13:04 PM »
Dh thoughts?
HP Pavilion 17.3" Laptop w/ i3, 750GB HDD, 4GB RAM, HD 4600, Win 8

17.3" LED Back-lit LCD HD Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
Intel Core i3-4000M 4th Gen Dual-core 2.4Ghz Processor (3MB L3 Cache)
4GB DDR3 Memory (Up to 8GB)
750GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports and 1 USB 2.0 Port
Intel HD 4600 Graphics
6.4 Pounds
6-Cell Li-Ion Battery
Windows 8
1 Year Warranty
$399

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/2854029.p?id=1219079079760&skuId=2854029&st=2854029&cp=1&lp=1
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4810 on: November 30, 2013, 07:15:55 PM »
Good for 17".

It seems like I missed a Dell Deal over Shabbos, they had a 17" with similar specs and 2GB Graphics Card for same price...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4811 on: November 30, 2013, 07:19:15 PM »
HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition Notebook PC - $629 - Lowest Price on this Model
Coupon Code: SAVEHP20

Windows 8.1 64
4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor
Intel® HD Graphics
8GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
No Internal DVD or CD Drive
6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (Up to 9 Hours)

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/E2E34AV?HP-ENVY-15t-j100-Quad-Edition-Notebook-PC-ENERGY-STAR

Use Amex on this and its a Nice Deal

I Would recommend adding a Backlit Keyboard for additional $20

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4812 on: November 30, 2013, 07:23:32 PM »
Just saw on dell 17" i5 totals to $530 after coupons and maybe less. Using mobile so can't link
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4813 on: November 30, 2013, 07:27:32 PM »
What do you think about this?
I'm looking for thin, light laptop, fast startup and good screen... (preferably no optical drive)
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=2374042&pid=1219072222935&pcatId=abcat0502000

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4814 on: November 30, 2013, 08:24:56 PM »
What do you think about this?
I'm looking for thin, light laptop, fast startup and good screen... (preferably no optical drive)
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=2374042&pid=1219072222935&pcatId=abcat0502000
no cd drive

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4815 on: November 30, 2013, 08:30:50 PM »
He doesn't want am optical drive.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4816 on: November 30, 2013, 11:31:49 PM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-split-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-4gb-memory-128gb-solid-state-drive-modern-silver/1799161.p?id=1219064720472&skuId=1799161

is this a good deal at $500


Product Features
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010Y processor

Features a 3MB L3 cache and 1.3GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core™ i3 processor

Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
4GB DDR3L SDRAM

For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Note: Optical drive not included

Compatible with optional external recordable CD/DVD drives (not included).
13.3" LED-backlit high-definition touch screen

With IPS technology and 1366 x 768 resolution presents content in stunning clarity and makes navigation simple.
128GB solid state drive

Offers spacious storage. Also includes 50GB of lifetime Box Cloud storage.
Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Deliver lush images. HDMI output offers flexible connectivity.
Built-in front-facing HP TrueVision high-definition webcam

Along with integrated dual microphones with noise cancellation makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
Multiformat digital media reader on base

Supports Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard formats; also supports microSD format.
1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port

For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in high-speed 1x1 wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Lets you connect to the Internet without wires.
Bluetooth interface

Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
2-in-1 design

Allows use as a laptop or a tablet.
Weighs 4.9 lbs. and measures just 0.9" thin

For easy portability. A full-size, island-style keyboard enables comfortable typing.
Silky soft-touch paint in modern silver

Offers a stylish look.
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system preinstalled

Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4817 on: December 01, 2013, 04:13:59 AM »
Seems like a Very Hot Deal!
HP ENVY 15-j084nr Notebook PC $599 from Office Max
Features
4th generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor
Windows 8
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
6GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
1 x 1 802.11b/g/n WLAN
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery

http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod5370001
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4818 on: December 01, 2013, 08:43:28 AM »
I posted Hp direct for $20 more with better specs and you get back Amex statement credit as well

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4819 on: December 01, 2013, 09:18:38 AM »
Looking for a laptop just for word processing (and a few emails a week)